As a result of this, and in line with last week’s government’s guidelines about staying at home to stop the spread of the virus, patients should not attend their GP surgery without an appointment and should make contact by telephone – but only when necessary.
If you do have a confirmed face-to-face appointment with a clinician, you may be asked to see them at a neighbouring GP practice to the one you would usually attend.
This is because some practices will be closed or reorganising themselves to effectively cope with increased demand and suspected coronavirus (COVID-19) patients.
These changes will begin to take effect from Tuesday 31 March.
The location at which you will be seen will always be communicated to you by your clinical team who you will always be able to contact via your usual GP practice number.
As you will be able to appreciate, this is an unprecedented time so your cooperation, understanding and patience are greatly appreciated. Please continue to keep up to date with the latest advice around coronavirus on the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/